Last year I participated in the Canadian Book Challenge! This Challenge is very manageable in that you have to read at least 13 books that are Canadian (authors, setting, etc). It’s that simple!
Melwyk, over at The Indextrious Reader is running this Challenge so HERE is where you can find a link to her post for all of the sign up details and info. It’s a great challenge to undertake and I’m already signed up for this next year…starting July 1st, 2018! Yay for Canadian books!!!!
Here are the books I read for this past year’s Canadian Book Challenge (a few more than 13…there’s no limit!!):
The Right to Be Cold: One Woman’s Story of Protecting her Culture, the Arctic and the Whole Planet by Sheila Watt-Cloutier
The Illegal by Lawrence Hill
150 Years of Stats Canada!: A Guide to Canada’s Greatest Country by The Experts behind the Twitter sensation @stats_canada (aka Julia Davidovich, Andrew Bondy, Thomas Eric Taylor, Samantha Montgomery)
The Education of Augie Merasty: A Residential School Memoir by Joseph Auguste Merasty with David Carpenter
Anne of Avonlea by Lucy Maud Montgomery
419 by Will Ferguson
Eyefoods: A Food Plan for Healthy Eyes by Dr. Laurie Capogna, OD & Dr. Barbara Pelletier, OD
Tides of Honour by Genevieve Graham
Embers: One Ojibway’s Meditations by Richard Wagamese
Black Apple by Joan Crate
The Firebird by Susanna Kearsley
Lifting Hearts Off the Ground: Declaring Indigenous Rights in Poetry by Lyla June Johnston & Joy De Vito
The Unquiet Dead by Ausma Zehanat Khan
Indian Horse by Richard Wagamese
An Orange from Portugal: Christmas Stories from the Maritimes and Newfoundland edited by Anne Simpson
Stolen Sisters: An Inquiry into Feminicide in Canada by Emmanuelle Walter
The Prison Book Club by Ann Walmsley
They Called Me Number One by Bev Sellars
Swing Low: A Life by Miriam Toews
North End Love Songs by Katherena Vermette
There were some really great books in this list, and a combination of fiction and non-fiction. Approximately seven of them were involving Indigenous and First Nations fiction and non-fiction.
Join me as we read our way through Canada!!